Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Candid Frame #63 - Jim Miotke


Jim Miotke is the President and Founder of BetterPhoto.com and author of several photographic books including his latest, The Better Photo Guide to Photographing Children.

Before developing Better Photo, on online photography school, Jim ran a photography business in California and Washington that specialized in weddings and portraiture. He now primarily shoots stock photography (and several of his images can be found on Adobe's Photoshop CD-ROMs). His articles on photography have been featured in magazines, newspapers, and online sites. You can discover more about his work by visiting his website.

Jim Miotke recomends the work of Art Wolfe.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

The Candid Frame #62 - Jim Zuckerman


Jim Zuckerman left his medical studies in 1970 to turn his love of photography into a career. He has lectured and taught creative photography at many universities and private schools, including UCLA, Kent State University, the Hallmark Institute of Photography, and the Palm Beach Photographic Center. He also has led both domestic and international photo tours for 33 years to Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the American Southwest. He is the author of thirteen books on photography. He also teaches numerous courses through BetterPhoto.com and leads international photo tours and workshops. You can discover more about him and his work by visiting his website.

Jim Zuckerman recomends the work of Art Wolfe.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

The Candid Frame #61 - Paul Giguere


Paul Giguere is a fine-art photographer and host of his own podcast, Thoughts on Photography with Paul Giguere. Whether he turns his camera to focus on life in the subways or to nudes, he explores a way of seeing that expresses something very personal. His show also expresses that personal aesthetic and provides an important resource for anyone interested in discovering a public outlet for their work. You can discover more about Paul's work by visiting his website or his podcast.

Paul Giguere recommends the work of Horishi Watanabe.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Candid Frame #60 - Rick Smolan



Rick Smolan is a former Time, Life and National Geographic photographer, He co-founded the best-selling "Day in the Life..." photography series. Smolan and his partner Jennifer Erwitt are also the co-founders of Against All Odds Productions, which specializes in the design and execution of large-scale global projects that combine compelling story-telling with state-of-the-art technology. By pulling together some of the world's best photographers, he has created a series of books that reveal the power of photograph to not only create beauty, but also show the power and importance of the every-day moment. To discover more about Rick and his work, visit his company's website.

Rick Smolan recommends the work of Elliot Erwitt.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Candid Frame #59 - Reza


Reza is a world famous National Geographic photographer whose work has been published in numerous international publications including Time, Vanity Fair, Newsweek, New York Times Magazine and more.

He was awarded the Hope Prize for his works on behalf of Rwandan refugees. He also founded the Afghan Media and Culture Center to promote the principles of a free press to the men and women of Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. He was also honored with the Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. You can discover more of his work by visiting the National Geographic or Webistan websites.

Reza recommends the work of SebastiĆ£o Salgado.

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DVD Recommendation: Reza: Shooting Back

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Candid Frame #58 - Lou Lesko


Lou Lesko is a fashion and glamour photographer, a commercial director, a software developer and writer. The diversity of his talents is only exceeded by his passion for everything to do with photography. It's that enthusiasm for photography that when combined with a strong work ethic, socialibility and luck has allowed Lou to achieve success with both his photography, writing and business endeavors including, BlinkBid software. You can discover more about his work by visiting photography website.

Lou Lesko recommends the work of Shiho Fukada.

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Book Recommendation: Advertising Photography: A Straightforward Guide to a Complex Industry by Lou Lesko & Bobbi Lane

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Candid Frame #57 - Rick Sammon



Rick Sammon has published 28 books including his latest: Face to Face – Rick Sammon’s Complete Guide to Photographing People. Rick writes for PCPhoto, Outdoor Photographer, and Layers magazines and has produced seven interactive DVD for photographers and Adobe Photoshop/Photoshop Elements users for rickspixelmagic.com, an e-commerce site that he co-founded. Each year, Rick travels the globe in search of new images and gives more than a dozen photography workshops and presentations around the world. He’s been to more than 100 destinations on the planet, including the Arctic, Antarctica, Africa, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Galapagos, India, Indonesia, Namibia, Nepal and Papua New Guinea. You can discover more about Rick and his work by visiting his website.

Rick Sammon recommends the work of Dr. Richard Zakia.

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Book Recommendation: Face to Face: Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Photographing People by Rick Sammon

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Candid Frame #56 - Adrian Sanchez-Gonzales


Adrian Sanchez-Gonzales is a Los Angeles-based photojournalist who is in the fledgling years of his career. Though young in years, his passion for photography has taken him not only around the country, but around the world making images of some of the world's most interesting people and stories. You can discover one of his recent multi-media photo stories by visiting this website or view sample of his work by visiting a web gallery.

Adrian Sanchez-Gonzales recommends the work of James Nachtwey.

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Book Recommendation: The World's Top Photographers: Photojournalism: And the Stories Behind Their Greatest Images by Andy Steel.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Candid Frame #55 - Marco Antonio Torres


Marco Antonio Torres a professional filmmaker, educator and photographer who uses these digital storytelling skills as a powerful tool for personal expression and social change.

Marco has been recognized locally and internationally for his accomplishments in the classroom, creative program building, administering complex budgets, and for the use of technology to empower minority students. He was recruited to serve as a board member for the George Lucas Educational Foundation--a foundation created by filmmaker George Lucas to promote digital technology, change, community, and learning everywhere. Marco also is an Apple Distinguished Educator-- a program, sponsored by Apple that recognizes innovators in today's classrooms. You can discover more of his many activities by visiting his website and view his images on his Flickr Gallery.

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Book Recommendation: Mexican Suite : A History of Photography in Mexico

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Candid Frame #54 - James Atherton


James K. W. Atherton was a veteran news photographer in Washington D.C. for over 40 years. For 20 years, he was a staffer for the wires at United Press International, covering every U. S. President from Truman to Nixon as well as the major events of the day, such as the McCarthy hearings, the 1963 March on Washington, JFK’s funeral, and the first seven space shots. Few world leaders escaped his lens. In 1970 he became a staff photographer and picture editor at The Washington Post. Following his award-winning photo coverage of the Watergate hearings, he continued to cover Capitol Hill through the Iran-Contra hearings. He retired in 1990, but continues to make himself available to students and teachers in photojournalism. Always striving for “something a little different,” each Atherton photo offers an editorial comment on the meaning of an action, the character behind the face, the story behind the story.

James Atherton recommends the work of Frank Cancellare.

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Book Recommendation: 150 Years of Photo Journalism by Nick Yapp.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Candid Frame #53 - John Sullivan


John Sullivan is the senior photographer for the Huntington Library and Garden in San Marino, California. He and his team are responsible for producing images of the library's extensive holdings which include collections of books, art work and photography. Using the latest in digital technology, he and his staff help ensure that the work of artist and technicians is made available to today's and tomorrow generation of researchers, historians and the general public. You can discover some of the work by he and his staff at the Huntington website.

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John Sullivan recommends the work of David Douglas Duncan.

Book Recommendation: Desert Plants - A Curator’s Introduction to the Huntington Desert Garden by Gary Lyons.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

New York

I was called to New York City about a week and a half ago for a family emergency, which has yet to resolve itself. One of the ways that I keep my sanity is to talk long walks in the morning and make lot of photographs. I love photographing in this city because I don't need my car and I walk for miles with so much to see and inspire me to make photographs.

I've been hunting the light, rather than specific subject and amazing things have been revealed to be as a result. This scene is one of them. The shaft of early morning light in mid-town is a beauty to see. Because of the tall building throughout mid-tone, you have to keep an eye out for such shaft of light as well as reflected light off the surface of the buildings themselves. Otherwise, everything is in shade, which involves a very different kind of image.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Candid Frame #52 - Toky


Toky is an editorial and fashion photographer who was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. Toky discovered photography by accident due to a graphic design job he was doing. After enrolling in his first photography class, he became a dark room addict and his career path changed instantaneously. Four years later Toky has shot dozens of editorials, magazine and album covers and fashion advertising campaigns. He currently lives and works in the Los Angeles, CA. Also a musician Toky plays the piano, the violin, the saxophone and is a trained singer. He is 30 years old. You can discover more of his work by visiting his website.

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Toky recommends the work of Amber Gress.

Book Recommendation: The World's Top Photographers: Portraits: And the Stories Behind Their Greatest Images (World's Top Photographers)">The World's Top Photographers: Portraits: And the Stories Behind Their Greatest Images (World's Top Photographers). by Fergus Greer

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Candid Frame #51 - Jay Kinghorn


Jay Kinghorn is an Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert, Olympus Visionary photographer and full-time digital workflow consultant and trainer. He specializes in helping corporations use their photos efficiently and effectively by streamlining workflow processes and improving employee’s skills using Adobe Photoshop. Jay is co-author of Perfect Digital Photography and author of two Photoshop training DVDs, Photoshop CS3 New Feature Training and Beginning Photoshop for Digital Photographers. You can discover more about his work by visiting his website.

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Jay Kinghorn recommends the work of Edward Burtynsky.

Book Recommendation: Perfect Digital Photography by Jay Dickman and Jay Kinghorn.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Candid Frame #50 - Freeman Patterson


Freeman Patterson is a the epitome of what is sometimes referred to as a "photographer's photographer". His many years as a photographer and a teacher has influenced and inspired generations of photographers all over the world. The insight he brings into the craft of photography is both generous and eye-awakening.

Although Freeman does much of his photographic work at home, he travels widely to photograph and to teach. Since 1973 he has frequently presented half-day and all-day seminars to large groups (50 to 4000 persons) in the visual arts, music, education, and ecology across Canada, the United States, and in other countries. You can discover more about his work and workshops by visiting his website.

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Freeman Patterson recommends the work of Shinzo Maeda.

Book Recommendation: Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography by Freeman Patterson

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Candid Frame #49 - Erin Manning


Erin Manning discovered photography at age seven when she received an instamatic camera and found a book of photographs, The Family of Man. A fascination with images of people in that book and her own family photographs helped lead her to a successful career as a portrait and commercial photographer. As well as being a great photographer, she is also an author and the host of DIY Network's The Whole Picture, a television show focusing on making better photographs. You can discover more about Erin and her work by visiting her website.

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Erin Manning recommends the work of Lorne Resnick.

Book Recommendation: Portrait and Candid Photography: Photo Workshop by Erin Manning